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Donate blood and get a multi-purpose ID holder (with photo)

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) appeals to the public to make blood donation a priority as Christmas and the New Year are coming. A multi-purpose ID holder, which can be used for holding an Octopus card or a donor card, or can simply be used as a luggage tag, will be presented to those who give blood successfully between December 14 and January 2 while stocks last.

     The spokesperson for the BTS also appealed to the public for the supply of certain blood types, notably O positive and A positive, which have shown signs of falling short lately. Despite an earlier appeal, the inventory of O positive blood has yet to return to its normal safe level while that of A positive blood is rather unstable. The BTS sincerely hopes that eligible citizens will take part in this Christmas and New Year blood donation promotion and present a selfless Christmas gift to the patients in need, as well as help the BTS to ensure sufficient blood supply for treating patients during the forthcoming long holiday periods.

     For enquiries about the locations and service hours of the BTS' donor centres, please call its hotline at 2710 1234 or visit its website at

Ends/Thursday, December 12, 2013
Issued at HKT 17:10


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